Collection Online
Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
60.5 × 76.3 cm
Accession Number
1200-4
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs James Ramsay, 1943
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
About

Intimacy with death was common in Victorian society. In particular, infant mortality was high with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera and smallpox claiming the lives of young children across all classes. Here Ramsay gives expression to the psychological dimension of this reality by showing motherhood as a continual state of anxiety and concern.

—text from Fashion Detective (May 2014)

Colourmen

Colourman
WINSOR & NEWTON
Location
Centre reverse of canvas
Transcription
WINSOR & NEWTON'S/No 2 QUALITY....CANVAS,/RATHBONE PLACE, LONDON, W.
Medium
Ink stamp
More information
National Portrait Gallery